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June 30, 2015
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DBA and CLE Offices Closed Friday, July 3
In observance of the July 4th holiday, the DBA, CBA, and CBA-CLE offices will be closed on Friday, July 3. We wish our hard-working members an enjoyable long weekend!

Better Lawyering Through Mindfulness—Wednesday, July 1
Co-sponsored by the CBA, COLAP, and the Colorado Women’s Bar
In a world where distractions abound but productivity must remain at an all-time high, it’s imperative that lawyers stay focused, calm, and controlled. In this workshop, you’ll learn: tools for stress and anxiety management; how to work with difficulties; tips for increasing focus and productivity, and more. Join us at noon on Wednesday, July 1, in the CBA-CLE large classroom. Click here for more information and to register.
DBA Annual Awards Party!—Thursday, July 9
The 2015 honorees are: Charles C. Turner, Award of Merit; Ruben Hernandez, Judicial Excellence; John M. McHugh, Volunteer of the Year; Gillian M. Bidgood, Young Lawyer of the Year; Doug Wilhelm, Education in the Legal System; and DBA Court Mediation Services, Projects and Programs. Everyone is invited to celebrate with the honorees at the DBA Annual Awards Ceremony and Reception on Thursday, July 9, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center. RSVP online, email or 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
Annual Seniors Golf Tournament—Thursday, July 16
This year’s tournament will be held at Homestead Golf Course in Lakewood. A box lunch will be served at noon, with golf to follow. Cost is $50 per player; DBA members and their family and friends of any age are welcome (participants 65 and older are eligible to win prizes). Click here for more information and a registration form. Questions? Email Alexa Drago.
Sign Up Your Firm for the DBA CAN School Supply Drive—July 20–31
The DBA Community Action Network Committee is sponsoring its Annual School Supply Drive to benefit Denver Public Schools. To sign up, go to and click on “School Supply Drive Sign-up” at the top of the page. One change this year is that donations will not be picked up by the DBA. Collecting firms should drop off all donations at Wyman Elementary School, 1690 Williams St., Denver on Friday, July 31. Email Alexa Drago or Kate Schuster for more information.
33rd Annual Real Estate Symposium—July 16-18, in Beautiful Steamboat Springs!
Co-sponsored by the CBA Real Estate Section
Join your colleagues for the premier Real Estate law event in Colorado that includes outstanding programming, relevant hot topics, networking with old friends and new, and some time to enjoy the beautiful mountain setting. Topics include: Legislative Updates; Private Land Ownership; Anticipated Changes to the Colorado Real Estate Forms; 1031 Exchanges; Recent Changes to Foreclosure Law in Colorado-Are You and Your Clients in Compliance?; Leasehold Deeds of Trust; Ethics: Telling the Truth-The Consequences of Lying; Case Law Updates; and The Real Estate Bench Trial: Basic Tips, Techniques, and Strategies. Click here for a complete line-up and to register now.
Electronically Stored Information and the Law—2015 Update—Wednesday, July 29
The intersection of law and technology is one of the most rapidly changing areas for attorneys. This new world of ESI requires all attorneys, not just litigators, to keep abreast of the latest e-discovery developments. Where clients share via Apple Watches, Skype, Facebook, and more, a lack of technical savvy can lead to trouble. Topics include: the intersection of technology and privacy law; technology assisted review: how it works and why it matters; the hot topic of information governance; what you must know about social media and discovery; and the latest updates concerning ethics and e-discovery. All attendees will receive a copy of John Tredennick’s new book, TAR for Smart People. Find out more.
Denver Lawyers’ Arts and Literature Reception and DBA YLD Barristers Afterhours—Thursday, Sept. 17
The arts contest winners and their works will be featured in the September issue of The Docket. To thank all of the entrants and winners, a reception will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Mike Wright Gallery on Thursday, Sept. 17. All are invited to attend and enjoy complimentary drinks and appetizers. See and hear the winning works, mingle with the artists, and pick up a copy of the September issue of The Docket. Please RSVP online or to or 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
Call for Member Travel Photos
Where have you traveled to in the past year? The Docket would like to publish pictures of your interesting adventures and worldwide travels! Email photos, along with location and (very) brief description, to Heather at

From the Legal Community

Colorado Attorneys for the Arts Seeks Lawyers
Colorado Attorneys for the Arts (CAFTA) is a new organization connecting artists and creative businesses with volunteer lawyers providing pro bono legal services on arts-related matters. CAFTA needs your help! This is a unique opportunity for attorneys to work directly with Colorado’s creative community. Volunteer to help artists with their legal issues! Click here for an application, and here to learn more.

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